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Nov 06, 2018 08:25 PM
ECONOMY

China to Speed Up Construction of Ultrahigh Voltage Power Lines

An inspection robot measures temperatures near power transmission lines in Wuhu, Anhui province on Sept. 5. Photo: VCG
An inspection robot measures temperatures near power transmission lines in Wuhu, Anhui province on Sept. 5. Photo: VCG

A year ago, Liu Zhenya, the then-chairman of State Grid Corporation of China, was complaining about insufficient government investment in the national power grid, saying the current power grid wasn’t meeting demand.

Liu said there would be few construction projects this year apart from an ongoing ultrahigh voltage (UHV) electricity transmission project from Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region to Anhui province in the country’s southeast more than 3,300 kilometers (2,050 miles) apart.

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